Relax... It's Just Sex (1998)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  10 June 1998 (France)
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A mixed group of individuals - lesbian, gays, and heterosexuals who all frequent a local bar struggle to accept each others lifestyles. However when the two gays are attacked and fight back... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincey Sauris
Buzz Wagner (as T.C. Carson)
Emile Pillsbury
Robin Moon
Megan Pillsbury
Tara Ricotto
Alicia Pillsbury
Sarina Classer
Auntie Mahalia
Jared Bartoziak
Eddie Garcia ...
Javi Rogero
Gus Rogero
Diego Tellez
Gibbs Tolsdorf ...
Dwight Bergman
Marcia Fu


A mixed group of individuals - lesbian, gays, and heterosexuals who all frequent a local bar struggle to accept each others lifestyles. However when the two gays are attacked and fight back and ultimately rape one of their attackers, the group becomes strongly divided on their actions. Jennifer Tilly is the mother hen of the group who tries to hold everyone together. The lesbian lovers break up when one admits to having an affair with a man. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, language and a scene of violence | See all certifications »




Release Date:

10 June 1998 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Nyugi, ez csak szex!  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$269,167 (USA) (30 April 1999)


$452,654 (USA) (10 December 1999)

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1.85 : 1
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Since the cast and crew was working with a budget of only $250,000, most of the scenes were filmed in the houses of the crew and their family members who lived within three blocks of each other. See more »


Megan Pillsbury: Could we may be not talk about Sarina for five minutes, please?
Alicia Pillsbury: You don't real have to be so testy, dear. After all, you did live together for a very long time....
Megan Pillsbury: For god's sake, mother. Anyone else's parents would be thrilled their daughter was out of a lesbian relationship and seriously seeing a man. A handsome successful good man at that. But you two, you just carry on!
Alicia Pillsbury: [to Jared] She always was the testy one! Um ha ha!
Emile Pillsbury: [in a low voice] Alicia, I think it's enough.
Alicia Pillsbury: No, it's time for honesty ...
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Crazy Credits

Selected Clothing for Javi and Additional Cast Members provided by Pop Icon/Herbie Velez See more »


References One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »


Written by Bonnie Warren & Anthony Newett
Performed by Anthony Newett & Rich Orr
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The Birdcage and Philadelphia aren't the only good 'gay' film out there
4 December 2004 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Maybe I'm a bit presumptuous in marking this one as a gay film, but since the majority of the characters is in fact gay I choose to do so anyway and I really do not mean anything more than: this is a film mainly about gay people! Now the beginning of the film really is how I imagined how the whole film would be, giving the audience a somewhat comedic look on sex and human nature. Gradually I found out that this was a different sort of film though and I must say that I really was amazed by how well the film turned from comedy, to seriousness, to drama. There are not too many films out there that are able to get from a really funny scene like the intro to such a dramatic last scene, without something seeming odd or misplaced, yet this film did. I mean I really felt as if I was changing alongside the characters on the screen and in the end I was amazed at what I'd seen. There was comedy, there was drama, there were thrills and everything was so realistic that you'd have to have a heart of stone not to be touched by it - except for the conservative maybe ;-)!

7,25 out of 10

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